Blue-Rockers Duo MASK Shares a Brand New Single ‘Smiling Assassins‘
“MASK are bringing truth and passion back to rock music, proving that though life can often threaten to get in the way, the ability to create real music is always there.” – Louder Than War
Feeling enlightened on his return, he approached producer Michael Mormecha and asked if he could come in and make a new MASK record.
Though his new studio, Tree Song Studios, wasn’t finished and was little more than a building site, having learned of H’s loss, he agreed and they set to work! Smiling Assassins, has an utterly unique feel as a result, literally seeing the band banging toolboxes and planks of wood over the chorus, capturing a newly found sense of fun and wonderment! Lyrically, Smiling Assassins started by listening to the tale of a friend’s betrayal by someone close to them. Embellishing the facts, the band created a cheeky, infectious song they’re really proud of, leaning on the influence of some of their most cherished 60s bands like The Turtles, The Beatles, and The Kinks.
MASK are led by H Humphrey (guitar/vocals) who hails from Belfast, along with Liverpool-based lifelong friend, Craig (guitar/vocals), combining to make up a band who are the antithesis of your typical rock stars – they describe themselves as unapologetically un-cool, working dads that sometimes find the time to still write and play music together BUT always manage to return with exciting music that breaks the mould of the everyday indie band. H is currently living a nomadic life across Europe, writing new material with the assistance of his dog in their trusty van!